FEMA testing ‘Presidential Alert’ system this week

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Presidential Text Alert FEMA

Don’t forget — you should get a message from the president this Wednesday. 

The “Presidential Alert” was originally scheduled for Sept. 20, but was postponed due to severe weather in the East Coast and emergency response efforts for victims of Hurricane Florence. 

This will be the first national test of the WEA (Wireless Emergency Alerts) system. 

FEMA said more than 100 mobile carriers are participating, including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. 

All phones that are on and within range of a cell tower should the receive the following message: 

“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is required.”

A header preceding the above message will read: “Presidential Alert.” 

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